Tag this Christmas after waste found in Romsey

A man has been placed on an electronic tag over Christmas after fly-tipping cardboard and household waste along Highwood Lane in Romsey.

Dominic Lane, 23, of Chandler’s Ford, said that the waste ‘had just fallen off’ as the case was heard at Southampton Magistrates Court this week, following an investigation by Test Valley Borough Council.

The fly-tip, which took place in May last year, has resulted in Mr Lane being placed on a tag, banning him from leaving his address from 7pm until 7am, for 16 weeks.

He was also made to pay a total of £658 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Environmental portfolio holder, councillor Alison Johnston, said: “I’m really pleased that the work of our services has resulted in Mr Lane being found as the person responsible for this fly-tip. Regardless of the circumstances, this is a selfish act that results in the taxpayer having to foot the bill.

“Being placed on a tag over the festive period is not something that anyone wants to have to deal with, and I hope this acts as a suitable deterrent to anyone thinking of fly-tipping their waste. It will leave you with a criminal record, potentially a sizeable fine, or time behind bars – it simply is not worth it.”